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Virtual South West Meeting – Water Basins in a Japanese Garden

January 23 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Next in SWJGS’s series of Webinar talks on Japanese garden features, we will be looking at the use of water basins as an attractive way of introducing water to a garden setting. To register for this event please click on the ‘website’ link below. 

Cultural historian Yoko Kawaguchi will give an introduction on the many traditional Japanese styles of water basins (chōzubachi), their uses, and the customary ways in which they were arranged in gardens. 

The landscape designer Howard Healey will then look at a variety of modern basin designs and settings, offering advice on their construction and maintenance. There will be something sure to inspire you, whether you are interested in a traditional look or something with a more contemporary twist. 

Following these talks we will host another Gardener’s Question Time session with Howard and Yoko.  Please send your questions in advance to southwest@jgs.org.uk  

Yoko Kawaguchi writes and lectures on the subject of Japanese gardens, as well as many other aspects of Japanese culture. Her publications include Japanese Zen Gardens and Authentic Japanese Gardens. She is a committee member of the South West Regional Group of Japanese Garden Society and has recently provided virtual presentations to the Society on the Japanese Garden in Toulouse and Japanese lanterns.

Howard Healey was inspired by a seminar at the Research Centre for Japanese Garden Art in Kyoto and returned to the UK to develop a comprehensive Japanese garden service in Europe. Rhinorock (now called The Japanese Garden Centre) was established in 1993 and offers a large range of Japanese garden materials, water features and plants as well as design and construction of Japanese styled gardens in the UK and Europe.


January 23
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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JGS South West Region